Nutrition research is fashionable fodder for clickbait these days, using enticing headlines, such as “good news for coffee drinkers,” or by challenging the nutritional wisdom of the day, assuring us that “butter is back.” To understand today’s nutrition research, it’s essential to go beyond the headlines...
Added Sugars: learn to subtract
We all know that we should be eating less sugar, but keeping our added sugar intake below 5 percent of calories, as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), is challenging. A shocking 75 percent of packaged foods have some form of sugar added to the list of ingredients. Everything from applesauce to zucchini muffins... Continue Reading →
Recipes for a Disaster (preparedness kit)
When it comes to emergency preparedness, always hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Keeping 3 days worth of food (and water) on hand will give you peace of mind when faced with a stressful situation.
Beets are “Funky and Strong”
Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits...
Color Me Healthy
Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes...New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!
Baby Carrots vs. Adult Carrots
Are baby carrots just as healthy as regular carrots? This is a pretty common question that comes up when you teach nutrition classes in the grocery store, and here is a short version, and a long, detailed version of the answer...
Is Juice Healthy?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a glass of apple juice?
The Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!
It's time to celebrate, and you need a bold, beautiful dessert to symbolize your excitement for the day....whether it's a holiday like the 4th of July, or a Summer birthday, or a get-together with your favorite potluck friends. But wait - you want to keep it healthy....You need the Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!!
Exploring the many health benefits of Grilling & Chilling
One of the rituals of summertime is to clean out the grill and get it ready for the season. Grilling food outdoors is a great way to bring family and friends together around food, and potentially can offer a number of unique health benefits.
Foods for Dudes (part 2)
June is Men’s Health Month, the peak of grilling season, and the month we celebrate Father’s Day. Seems like a perfect time to explore some tasty, manly foods to help support the health of the special dudes in your life!